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Catherine Trieschmann

The Nativity Variations 

Show Summary
When Jules’ avant-garde theater company in a small Midwestern town is asked to put on the church’s Christmas pageant, she sees it as a way to stretch her artistic wings. But wrangling the cast’s personalities and pleasing Fr. Juan’s artistic sensibilities will be a whole ‘nother challenge! As the team tries to tackle one of the most iconic stories of all time – iambic pentameter, puppets, and fake blood all abound – their little troupe learns what the holiday season is really all about.

Catherine Trieschmann's plays include Crooked, How The World Began, Hot Georgia Sunday, The Most Deserving, Holy Laughter, One House Over and The Dust People. They have been produced Off-Broadway at the Women’s Project Theater, in London at the Bush Theater and with Out-of-Joint at the Arcola Theatre, South Coast Repertory, the Denver Theater Center for Performing Arts, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre Center, Florida Stage, and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, among others. She has received commissions from South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theater Club, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Geva Theatre Center and the William Inge Theatre Festival. She’s the recipient of the Weissberger Award, the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award from the Willian Inge Playwriting Festival and a two-time Edgerton New Play awardee. Her plays are published by Samuel French Dramatic Publishing and Methuen. Originally from Athens, GA, she currently lives in a small town in Western Kansas.